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Cardinals Vs. Vikings: Minnesota opens as slight favorite at home

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The Minnesota Vikings are favorites against the Arizona Cardinals at Mall Of America Field in Week 7.

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The Minnesota Vikings opened as 4.5 point favorites against the Arizona Cardinals with a home game on Sunday, and history does a lot to back those odds.

Minnesota is 11-3 straight up against Arizona since 1991 and they've been 9-5 against the spread, according to What's even more convincing to bet on a Vikings' victory is a 7-0 record straight up while hosting the Cardinals during that span. Ken Whisenhunt's team has also struggled mightily against the Las Vegas odds on the road, going 3-14 straight up in the last 17 games away from University of Phoenix Stadium, according to

Overall, the total of 41.5 could likely be under considering the Cardinals have gone under in five of their last six games and the Vikings have done the same in four of their last five.

Both squads are coming off losses. The Buffalo Bills defeated Arizona 19-16 in Glendale, Ariz., while Minnesota fell 38-26 to the Washington Redskins on the road.